Peter Schlessinger

Counselor, MA, MFA

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(413) 992-6752 Website

Peter Schlessinger

Counselor, MA, MFA


Location

Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 992-6752

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About

I integrate traditional psychodynamic methods with neurological insights and trauma-healing techniques from new somatic therapies. My clients include people with primarily psychological issues (anxiety, some types of depression), issues viewed as organically based (bipolarity, schizophrenia), and issues with both psychological and physiological roots (substance abuse, and some chronic illnesses). In addition practicing general psychotherapy, I offer special expertise for working with dreams, working with artists through their art, and chronic illness support. I'm also available for work focused on maximizing joy and creativity and probing the mysteries of life, as opposed to a desire to reduce personal suffering.
I create a safe non-judgmental psychological space wherein clients feel truly seen and heard, and all issues can be responded to with patience, insight and compassion. I work to release negative patterns and support each person's unique healing path - even if they cannot at first identify it themselves.
My central skill: listening deeply with an open mind and heart. I listen to what's spoken, what's unspoken, and to what may be unspeakable -- as well as to what the images in dreams, day-dreams, and art express -- to decipher the heart's mysteries and heal its wounds.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check

Qualifications

  • License: Massachusetts
  • School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2012

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Pacifica Graduate Institute / MA
  • Certificate Date: 2012

Location

Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 992-6752

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This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Spirituality
  • Blocked creativity, disturbing dreams
  • Men's Issues
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Parenting
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Jungian
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
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Peter Schlessinger

Counselor, MA, MFA